Technology influences everything around us. In many cases, technology has made tasks easier, faster, and cost effective. Technology is used to simplify otherwise complicated tasks. Music producers and DJ’s are able to take advantage of electronic aid by going digital with MIDI controllers, synthesizers, and software.
Erik Agular and Kali Yuga explain how they use their electronic tools to shape their musical passion into careers and a lifestyle.
Kali Yuga, has been a professional DJ since 2012 and has played multiple festivals like Astral Harvest, Motion Notion, and Shambala. Here is a clip of her walking through how her DJ mixer board and mixing software works. Kali will be going on tour this month and you can see more information here.
If you are interested in getting into electronic music and want to invest your time into production or mixing, here are various software packages compiled from Music Critic, lifewire and YouTube.
For this project, I wanted to test some electronic music production software as an average consumer to see what I could accomplish as a first-time user. I figured that creating a 10 second track should be easy enough since I have a basic understanding of music theory and the software would help to generate any instrument I wanted. It was easy to create a base line using my keyboard, adjusting various knobs and dials to transform the noise into some pretty rad electronic tones. I quickly ran into a problem. I didn’t know how to record. That’s when I learned that making electronic music isn’t any easier than learning to play the guitar or the piano. The software doesn’t do all the work. It simplifies tasks, enabling patient individuals to learn and unleash their creative abilities. Electronic music production software is a tool that requires hours of discipline.